Germany might be a land of fairytales, but visiting doesn't have to remain a fantasy. In 2013, the country celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Brothers Grimm stories (along with other notable events such as Richard Wagner's 200th birthday), and transportation deals make getting there easier.
Lufthansa regularly runs sales to Germany, most recently with fares starting at $629 round-trip from New York to Dusseldorf and $719 to Berlin, and from $789 from Miami to Dusseldorf. Competitor AirBerlin posted a Valentine's Day sale with fares starting at $599 from New York to Dusseldorf and $698 from Miami. Check back with both airlines for the latest deals.
Also, traveling within Germany just got a little cheaper. You can get 20 percent off five- and six-day Bahn rail passes for travel between Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, plus complimentary city cards with free public transportation and attractions discounts; travel through May 31 and book by March 31. For Grimm fans, Europa-Park, Germany's biggest theme park, will reopen for the 2013 season on March 23 with an expanded Enchanted Forest. Early birds save 20 percent at the park's themed hotels.